Updated on August 1, 2018

We are disappointed but not discouraged that Pastor Radkey has declined our call to serve at Messiah.

Our call committee will continue our search process. We have discovered that it is challenging work. There is a shortage of pastors in the LCMS, especially pastors who worship as we do and have the talent and desire to lead a large ministry.

We are dedicated to this endeavor and will keep you informed. We ask you to help us in three ways:

  1. Continue praying for the members of our call committee and our church.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the call process as described below.
  3. Submit a name (or names) of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Pastors to the call committee for consideration. Before submitting a nomination, please review the Ministry Description. This will guide you in prayerfully considering whether the pastor whose name you are submitting has the qualifications to serve our congregation as Senior Pastor.

The deadline for nominations is noon on August 13.

Nominate a Senior Pastor

We trust in God’s plan and wait eagerly for those plans to unfold!

If you have questions about the call process, please contact Bryan Blackford at bblackford@messiahnetwork.org.

View the Senior Pastor Ministry Description

Please Direct Any Questions to the Call Committee Members: Bryan Blackford, Andy Engle, Steve Lang, Amy Malterer,Chuck Schlie, Mike Schulte, Joanie Smith, Madeline Stroder, Janelle Thomas, Brian Watkins